Published in Cancer Weekly, January 16th, 2001
In their study, the use of PET scans to double check a diagnosis made by traditional CT and bone scan tests resulted in altered treatment plans in 67% of 105 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. Because PET is an imaging technique that looks at function instead of structure, it can detect cells that are actively growing, such as tumor tissue.
In the study, PET scans revealed cancer in 27 patients that had spread farther...
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